Thursday, October 17, 2013

children of Tate Street school and music

from w
In the Geelong Advertiser is a story about children in our primary schools preparing for the Poppykettle Festival next week.  One group of young musicians go to Tate Street Primary School.  Two of the girls played at our the church the other day and Sunday week we will have Children's Sunday so we hope we'll have a clarinet, cornets, guitars, a violin and a cello so it should be fun.
From the school website:
Great things are happening at Tate St with our innovative Music program. Under the expert and enthusiastic guidance of our music teacher Ms Dani Rocca, our children have the opportunity to learn to play the ukulele. We have school ukuleles available for the students to use in class, or the students can purchase their own ukuleles. Interested students are also taking advantage of lessons provided by the Salvation Army Brass Band of Belmont to learn a brass instrument with the instruments, the lessons and the transport to and from Belmont generously funded by the Salvos. We now have our own Tate Street Primary School Brass Band, which not only performs for our own school community, but shares its talent with the wider community through preschool and childcare centre visits. Add to the instrumental programs our newly established choir and you can see that Tate St is becoming a music-filled place to learn and the children are loving it.


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